Planning The Ultimate Outdoor Area for Entertaining
Having a dream outdoor living space is something a lot of us want to check off our bucket list. Whether it’s because you love to throw big parties with friends, host fun family reunions, or just want to create a space to relax on the weekends, transforming your outdoor living area doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With just a little planning, you can create the ultimate outdoor area and entertain your loved ones for years to come. Let’s dive deep into a few ideas to create your unique space!
Luxury Outdoor Furniture & Accessories
Your outdoor space’s aesthetic is just as important as any other part of your home. Whether you’re looking to create an area to relax in with your family, or host large parties for friends, making sure your backyard reflects your personal style while providing you with desired conveniences is crucial. But with so many styles, it can be a daunting task to find furniture that helps create the look you want while being durable enough to withstand outdoor elements.
One thing anyone can use in their backyard is tabletop space. Even the smallest of spaces can be transformed with something like the Amped Table with Cupholders. This small side table is available in over ten colors and will keep you and your loved one’s beverages safe from spilling.
These unique side tables pair beautifully with many styles of seating such as the Mibster Chair or the Moon Chair.
Stylish In-Pool Furniture and Seating
You can’t have a deluxe pool and outdoor space without luxury in-pool furniture. Creating a space to lay back and soak up the sun will take your backyard paradise to the next level. Have an empty Baja shelf you’re looking to fill? Try a luxurious in-pool lounger like the Kai Shelf Lounger. These ultra-modern loungers aren’t only visually appealing but provide optimal comfort for you and your loved ones.
Another option is the Shayz Lounger which can be used in or outside of the pool to add an elegant touch for your ultimate outdoor space. With risers of different sizes available, the options are endless no matter how deep your shelf.
Porcelain Patio Pavers & Hardscapes
Keeping the area around your pool looking clean and fresh is imperative to maintaining a luxurious and inviting outdoor space. Nobody wants to get out of a relaxing and refreshing pool only to walk barefoot on rough, dirty pavers. Traditionally, pavers have been made of concrete and natural stone and require more maintenance than porcelain pavers and hardscapes.
Unlike traditional materials, porcelain pavers don’t need to be sealed because they are non-porous, making them easy to clean and maintain. They provide a consistency in color that is not found in other materials, and they are resistant to fading and staining. Moreover, they provide an elegant, high-end feel to match your luxury aesthetic. When creating the ultimate outdoor area to entertain your loved ones, choosing the best pavers shouldn’t be overlooked.
Modern Fire Features
Add a unique and cozy element to your outdoor space with a modern fire feature. Available in many shapes and sizes, there is something for every backyard, no matter how big or small your space may be.
Cozy up around a fire with family during the fall, or simply warm up and have a drink after getting out of your pool; either way, adding a fire bowl or table to your backyard paradise will add a high-end feel to your home’s style. Some even double as additional tabletop space to serve food and drinks. A fire feature makes for another sophisticated and inviting gathering place to make memories with loved ones.
Fire & Water Combination Bowls
Wishing you could bring the warmth and ambience of a high-end fire feature poolside? Well, now you can with a Fire and Water combination bowl. This new, trending outdoor feature brings a warm, sultry feel to your pool that will get your friends and family talking. Now you can have a drink and relax in a cozy atmosphere without ever having to get out of the pool!
Robotic, Solar-powered Pool Skimmers
The final piece to creating the ultimate outdoor space for entertaining is to keep your pool clean and party ready at all times. Let’s be honest, this can be a daunting, time-consuming task. Investing in a solar-powered robotic skimmer is a great solution to help you keep your pool looking clean and inviting all year long.
Solar power energy means it’s not only eco-friendly, but you don’t need to worry about additional energy costs, charging, or batteries. These new modern models also have accompanying apps for both android and Apple devices that allow you to control the skimmer and even check pool chemical levels from the palm of your hand. Take a break and rid yourself of one more chore with an automatic pool cleaner.
Whatever your dream outdoor space looks like, these suggestions will help elevate your space to a truly welcoming and enjoyable area for you and your loved ones. There really is something for everyone to make their ultimate outdoor space a reality.
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Movable Floors are Taking the Pool Industry by Storm
If you think you need a large backyard or living space to build a pool think again. In 2023 swimming pools will be seen in new shapes, sizes and feature high-tech automation to fit any indoor or outdoor space. One high tech pool feature that is becoming increasingly popular is the movable pool floor.
When most people think of a swimming pool, typically they imagine space devoted exclusively to the pool. The thought that this same space could be used multifunctionally wouldn’t occur to them. Imagine having a party in the backyard with your friends or your family, BBQ fired up and all that is missing is a swimming pool. What if you could magically change your patio into a full-size swimming pool? With the push of a button the water gently starts flowing across the movable floor. The color of the tiles fades away into a tropical blue color and the pool magically appears.
All that’s left to do is tell your astonished guests that the pool party can begin!
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The technology behind a movable pool floor
For more than 50 years, Tieleman Pool Technology is the mastermind behind these floating movable pool floors. The unique Tieleman movable floor system consists of a stainless steel 316L floating platform which features a series of cables and a pulley system with a water-based hydraulic cylinder.
The strong base of the movable floor provides a bearing capacity of over 100kg per m² (220lbs per ft²). Integrated in the structure are solid buoyancy devices that allow the pool floor to float to the surface. This implies that all technology is concealed within the frame of the movable floor and thus no cables along the pool wall, which ensures a high level of safety and clean finish.
The floor can be adjusted to every desired depth. When the floor is moved, the water will gently flow through the small gap between the floor and the pool wall. Within about four to five minutes your patio or living space is transformed into a full-size swimming pool. If you would like to see various movable floors you should definitely request the free brochure here .
Benefits for pool owners
A movable pool floor is not just high-end engineering and design. Besides the fact that a movable floor allows you to use your pool multifunctionally, it has numerous benefits in store for pool owners.
- Ultimate safety
A movable floor enables you to adjust the water depth of you swimming pool according to your personal preferences. This increases safety for users, especially children. In a raised position the pool is inaccessible for incorrect or unsupervised use.
- Saves energy
The historic drought , particularly in the western and southwestern United States, has led to an increasing demand for sustainable solutions that significantly reduce pool water evaporation. In a raised position, the movable pool floor prevents water evaporation, heat loss and ensures lower heating costs through insulation integrated in the floor.
The movable floor system is very convenient and therefore user-friendly. The operation is controlled via a simple push button, a touch panel or a mobile device, which can be equipped with passwords for different users.
Eye-catching details and architectural integrity
It is no longer a secret that flexibility and functionality of space, architectural integrity and, last but not least endless customization, can no longer be dismissed from luxury residences and swimming pools in the year 2023. As Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple, Inc) once said: “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.“
As a swimming pool and its movable floor form an essential part of the architectural stronghold, Tieleman exclusively engineers each movable floor to incorporate the ideas and options desired by the client.
And that is why Tieleman is definitely setting the bar with their movable floors and associated options. The shape is only limited by the available free space and additional features (integrated stairs, integrated sun deck/lounge area, swim-out benches e.a.) are engineered and designed to match the pool and its surroundings. So whatever idea you have, with a Tieleman movable floor the possibilities are endless.
A great opportunity for pool builders to expand their business
It can be challenging for pool builders to compete due to the constant trends in the industry. Therefore, pool builders and designers must find ways to stay innovative. In turn, movable floors give pool builders access to a new niche market, allowing them to increase sales, revenue and profits. In fact, industry experts predict that movable floors will not only take the pool industry by storm but even grow to become a household name within the industry. So definitely something to keep an eye on.
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Top 10 Pool Toys I’m Asking Santa For This Year
These top 10 pool toys made our wish list this year
One thing is for certain in my backyard, you can never have enough pool toys. A swimming pool party is the perfect time to break out your best pool floats, toys, and games that make the experience that much more enjoyable. This year, I’ve put a few special requests on my list for Santa. There were definitely a few new pool toys that made my wishlist. I’m hoping Jolly Old Saint Nick will stuff at least a few under the tree for me this year.
Top 10 Pool Toys This Year
If you’re looking for some incredibly fun pool toys that will appeal to kids of all ages, you’re in the right place. Pool Magazine has you covered with a list of toys and accessories that will make your pool the place to be this holiday season.
TEMI Remote Control Shark
One of the most fun pool toys that came out this year is TEMI’s Remote Control Shark that works similar to an RC Boat. This cool shark spouts water and has a LED light on it. Straight out of a James Bond Movie this remote controlled pool shark is the perfect pool toy for those on the naughty list. Dr. Evil would love this RC shark as it really does have laser beams coming out of it’s head.
Splash Runner Motorized Pool Lounger
Ok, I’m going to be honest and say I hope Santa drops a couple of these off at the pool this year. This remote controlled pool lounger propels you through the pool area with strong dual 66 watt power motors. A fun and comfortable pool chair that accomodates adults up to 300 pounds.
NinoStar Inflatable Balls
If these inflatable balls don’t cater to your inner Star Wars nerd, nothing will. Me being a tremendous Star Wars buff, t hey’re right up my alley. I really hope that Santa comes and drops a few of these fun inflatables off at the pool this yar.
Pool Punisher Tank Float
These fun inflatables have been the hit of the summer all year long. With cannons that shoot pool water, you can have some raging water fights with this inflatable artillery. I almost picked some up earlier in the year but missed my chance and then they were all sold out. Certainly wouldn’t mind if Ol’ Saint Nick dropped a few tanks off for some fun pool battles.
Giantex Inflatable Water Trampoline
This fun inflatable water trampoline looks absolutely ideal for the pool. For kids and adults who enjoy the trampoline and the swimming pool, this pool toy is like the best of both worlds. Certainly a top ten toy that I have no trouble asking Santa for this year.
TOSY Rechargeable LED Frisbee
A neighbor of mind had this fun pool toys in their backyard and we all had a ball this summer tossing the frisbee around in the pool at night. I’d say this is the one pool toy on my list that is just as at home on the lawn or at the park as it is in the swimming pool.
Catch-A-Splash Reusable Water Balloons & Slingshot
There are a few things that always put parents off hosting a water balloon fight. For one, filling all the balloons takes time, and so does cleaning up all of the broken balloons after the fight. Catch-A-Splash solves both with their reusable cotton water balloons that are easy to fill, and fun to shoot with the included slingshot. Two very good reasons why it’s on top 10 pool toy list.
Dunn-Rite Splash & Shoot Basketball Hoop
This fun basketball hoop provides hours of fun in the backyard. A sturdy adjustable backboard and net held in place by a 25 gallon pedestal. Another pool toy I hope I get two of so that we can go end-to-end for “full-court” pool hoops.
Dunn-Rite Volleyball Net
Yep, we’re going back-to-back with two Dunn-Rite pool toys. Hey, they make great products! Their sturdy volleyball is easy to set up and provides hours of enjoyment in the pool. With that said, it should be very easy to see why it rates a spot on our top 10 list of must-have pool toys this year.
Splash2o – Strongest Kids Water Cannon
This garden hose powered pool cannon guarantees you will never lose a water fight ever again! With a max range of 40 feet and 360 degree turning radius, this is without a doubt the #1 pool toy I hope I find under the tree this year.
We hope that our list of pool toys gave you some fun ideas for gifts that will bring hours of enjoyment for the loved ones in your life. Know of some great pool toys that didn’t make our list? Sound off in the comments with your own favorite pool toys.
New Pool Products To Check Out in 2022
When it comes to new pool products, you can always rely on Pool Magazine to bring you the latest and greatest. In our roundup of this year’s hottest new pool products, we’ve assembled a list of some of the most innovative pool equipment, devices, tools, and accessories we’ve recently stumbled upon.
Finding The Best New Pool Products
Finding the best new pool products isn’t always easy. Quite often, information available on the web is a few years old before it trickles down to consumers. Here at Pool Magazine, we make it our business to attend all of the major pool trade shows. It’s a great way to learn about the latest and greatest new pool products to hit the market. We’ve put together a list of some of the best new products that we think you’ll be excited to learn more about this year.
New Pool Products To Check Out in 2022
- Aiper Seagull SE
- Anchor Industries – Cantilever Umbrella
- Aqua Bar
- AquaStar Perfect Circle Drain
- AquaStar Pipeline Filter
- Aqua Swivel Seat
- Auroom – Bathing Brands
- AutoFill 60 – Ultimate Pool Tools
- Basecrete – SKIN
- Cascade by Splinterworks
- Chlorine Genie
- Clear Comfort CCW25 AOP
- Clearwater ph PURE PH-50
- Deckorators Deck Designer
- Double 07 Skimmer
- Hayward AquaRite S3 Omni
- Hayward Tri-Star Performance XL
- Hydralux Aquamatic Cover
- Jandy TruDose
- Jandy VersaTemp Heater / Chiller
- Keystone Traverse
- Leaktronics HydroDome
- Ledge Lounger Autograph Series
- OnDeck System
- PAL Lighting Sonar Replacement LED Bulb
- Pentair Bio Shield
- Polaris Atlas XT
- Polaris Automation Control
- Polaris Vortrax Pool Cleaner
- Poly-Planar FS1 Bluetooth Speaker
- Poolside Tech Attendant
- Pro Zymes
- Raypak AVIA HD
- Regal Ideas Crystal Rail
- Roll a Cover
- Rico Rock – Waterfall Bench
- Splash Safety Lock
- Swam Cam
- Taylor Xpress Flex
- Waterco Multi Cyclone
- Wave DDS
- Water Guru Treat
- Water Tech Volt 550Li
- X Brace – Fox Pools
- ZipLevel Pro-2000
Aiper Seagull SE
In this day and age, a corded pool cleaner just seems antiquated pool product to many homeowners. Using the Aiper Seagull SE, you can avoid the dangers of tangled cords and enjoy a more relaxed time by the pool. The Seagull SE eliminates the need for cords and tangles.
The Seagull SE’s innovative design makes it possible for it to effortlessly navigate the water in your pool, making the most of its battery life and devoting its full cleaning capacity to the bottom of the pool.
When you turn on your cleaner and place it underwater, it will begin cleaning the pool immediately. After finishing a cleaning cycle or when the battery is low, the Seagull SE will park itself near the wall of your pool. Simple retrieval with no need to get wet. There’s no guesswork or hassle involved; just click to activate, then go about your day. Your pool will be sparkling when you get back. A breeze for the majority of the household to use. The Seagull SE’s handle is ergonomically designed to make lifting, carrying, and storing the device completely effortless.
aiper.com | (866) 850-0666
Anchor Industries – Capri Cantilever Umbrella
The Capri Cantilever Umbrella will take your outdoor experience to the next level. This cantilever umbrella made of teak wood can be set up in no time and will cast a wide shade over whatever area you choose to place it in. The Capri’s teak and stainless steel outdoor furniture will provide you with years of stylish relaxation. The company claims that by selecting one of four color options, customers can transform any outdoor area into an aesthetically pleasing and functional.
anchorinc.com | (812) 867-2421
The water is refreshing, the weather is pleasant, and you are living your best life, but there is one stumbling block. Getting in and out of the water all the time to refill drinks or grab snacks! You end up carrying water through the house, and the hassle begins to detract from the experience. Step into the Aqua Bar: available in three different colors and includes 8 cup holders, 12 shot glass holders, a cooler space, and a place to tether and anchor the Aqua Bar.
We don’t have to grow up just because we get older. With the Aqua Bar R/C Upgrade, you can let your inner child loose on the water! Each motor for the Aqua Bar R/C Upgrade is proudly built and hand-tested in the United States. The Aqua Bar R/C upgrade, which includes two ROV thrusters, gives you complete control over the party favors. While it comes with everything you need to plug and play, it does require some simple assembly. If you want to take your Aqua Bar and your party to the next level, the R/C Upgrade is a must-have.
theaquabar.com | 615-878-1389
AquaStar Perfect Circle Drain
One of the hottest pool products this year is the Perfect Circle Drain from AquaStar which is made specifically for concrete pools and spas. This unique drain cover has four openings, so it can be used in conjunction with a hydrostatic relief valve and/or additional pumps. AquaStar’s Perfect Circle drain has made many of the pool pro’s top product lists this year and is sure to become a mainstay in years to come.
The Perfect Circle Drain’s cutting-edge water-stop technology not only provides modern pool installers with more design freedom but also helps prevent leaks and unnecessary maintenance. The cover can now be seamlessly integrated into any pool or spa finish thanks to the product’s innovative open center design.
aquastarpoolproducts.com | (443) 823-2770
AquaStar Pipeline Filter
New to the market are Pipeline Filters from AquaStar Pool Products, Inc. They come in two sizes, the PLF27000 for pools up to 27,000 gallons, and the PLF35000 for pools up to 35,000 gallons.
Pipeline filters are advantageous because of their compact design and patented linking features, which facilitate the use of less floor space during filter installation and maintenance.
The AquaStar Pipeline Filters’ lids are removed and replaced with a patented safe-release collar instead of conventional clamps. Unique double-locking ring on Pipeline Filters mechanically compresses and decompresses the O-ring seal with two large handles. As a result, you won’t have to squeeze the tops of filter tanks or “bump the pump” to access their contents.
aquastarpoolproducts.com | (443) 823-2770
Aqua Swivel Seat
Anyone in need of aqua therapy can use the Aqua Swivel Seat to enter a hot tub without risking injury by stepping over the edge. This product can support up to 450 pounds while sitting on the edge of a hot tub and rotating through a full 360 degrees. The inner legs sit inside the hot tub, the outer legs rest on the floor, and the central section is clamped to the rim of the tub, essentially becoming an extension of the tub itself. Once the legs are in place and clamped, you can close the lid of the hot tub by simply removing the seat and letting go of the clamp.
aquaswivelseat.com | (574) 276-4852
Auroom – Bathing Brands
The furniture-quality Baia indoor sauna cabin from Auroom is head and shoulders above the competition thanks to its stunning design, comfortable contoured seating, and impeccable attention to detail. Auroom modular sauna cabins deliver a premium home sauna experience and exceptional value. AUROOM is one of the leading manufacturers of ready-made saunas in Europe, and their products can be found in over 30 countries. They manufacture high-end customized ready-made saunas.
bathingbrands.com | (800) 957-2862
AutoFill 60 – Ultimate Pool Tools
Introducing the AutoFill 60 from Ultimate Pool Tools. Ideal for Poolmiser autofills. Constructed from 1.25 x .060 x 24″ durable 304 stainless steel. There are 4 holes located in the top of the tool to insert a screwdriver to tighten or loosen the autofill valve stem easily with minimal effort. The AutoFill 60 makes it easy to install pool miser pool autofills or replace the auto fill o-rings.
ultimatepooltools.com | (858) 381-7050
Basecrete – SKIN
One of the most innovative pool products to hit the market this year is SKIN. This product enables you to have a pool with a sophisticated finish and make it waterproof for the same cost as builder-grade plaster. For use both in and out of the water. Pools, patios, walls, floors, ceilings, roofs, tiles, blocks, coping, and more can all make use of this versatile material. Guard your pool against the damaging effects of chemicals and leaks. Utilizing SKIN’s patented microplaster solution will save you both time and money, in addition to saving you labor.
skinmicroplaster.com | (949) 899-3353
CamerEye Pool Alarm
CamerEye is the ultimate camera-based pool alarm that can replace door alarms and in-pool alarms. The only pool alarm that satisfies the ASTM F2208-08 pool safety standards, is compliant with the UL 2017 standards, and is listed as a Type C “Perimeter Alarm that Senses Entry into Water.” The user-friendly system assists pool builders, inspectors, and owners in improving pool safety without compromising personal aesthetics, regulatory compliance, or budgets.
CamerEye is an artificial intelligence (AI) camera product that establishes a round-the-clock safety and security ecosystem by using AI-powered overhead cameras to spot signs of distress or near-drowning behavior. Smart Fence technology allows you to set specific boundaries for monitoring and control when the fence is active. CamerEye gives you complete visibility and control over your pool environment.
camereye.ai | (800) 906-2810
Cascade by Splinterworks
Cascade is an exciting new slide that is intended to be embedded in a sloping terrain. It’s a sculptural representation of water cascading down a rocky mountainside. This slide produces a long smooth ride down to a big splash. Snaking through the landscape, it uses the slope’s gradient to generate real momentum.
The curves of Cascade create a beautiful rise and fall all the way down to the water’s edge. Cascade’s organic feel is further enhanced by the finish, which features a copper exterior with a natural patina on a mirror-polished stainless steel body. Safety is built into these luxury water slides from the start, with a proprietary cooling system that keeps slides slippy and safe to touch even in hot weather.
Chlorine Genie is one of the new pool products that has been getting a lot of attention in 2022. Picture yourself swimming in water that has been treated to be soft, descaled, pH-balanced, and sanitized without the use of any potentially harmful chemicals, toxic additives, corrosive salt water, or dangerous irritants.
Get the Ultimate Water for your pool with the help of the Chlorine Genie. The Chlorine Genie is an independent appliance that interacts with your existing pump, filter, and heater. It’s one of the four must-have items for any swimming pool.
The electrolytic cell in the patented Chlorine Genie is immersed in salty brine softened water, which produces the chlorine your pool requires. A reverse osmosis and water descaling system are integrated into the unit to soften the water. The electrolytic cell separates the ions in salt and water to produce chlorine, sodium, hydrogen, and oxygen. Pure chlorine is produced from the chloride ions, which is then diluted with water and pumped into the pool. To adjust the pool’s pH, sodium combines with the hydrogen and oxygen in the water.
chlorinegenie.com | (800) 970-7616
Clear Comfort CCW25 AOP Spa & Swim Spa System
Clear Comfort’s AOP is now compatible with all portable spas, swim spas, and lifestyles. The CCW25 delivers the simplest way to get the best and healthiest spa and swim spa water by utilizing the power of Clear Comfort’s patented AOP. The CCW25’s is simple to integrate, use, and enjoy without the need for toxic chemical cleanup after each use. According to the company, full-flow water treatment reduces chlorine, bromine, and other toxic chemicals to safer levels than drinking water. In addition to a three-year system warranty, the CCW25 system only requires a one-minute cartridge replacement once a year.
clearcomfort.com | (303) 872-4477
Clearwater pH PURE PH-50
Pool balancing has never been easier than with the PH-50. We all know that maintaining proper pH and alkalinity is as difficult as balancing on a tightrope, but not any longer!
When you add acid or pH Minus to water, CO2 is produced. Injecting CO2 with the PH-50 lowers the pH while maintaining alkalinity. Keeping the pH balanced drastically reduces the amount of chemicals used.
The PH-50 comes standard with a single-cylinder regulator assembly. By selecting Double or Triple Regulator from the drop down box, you can increase your CO2 storage capacity by using larger cylinders or more cylinders.
clearwaterpoolsystems.com | 800-756-7946
Deckorators – Deck Designer
Deckorators has released the latest version of the Deckorators Deck Designer — a web-based and user-friendly deck design program that allows you to completely visualize your decking area. With 3D renderings that allow customization and product styling, this program makes it easier than ever to take decks beyond the ordinary. Picture framing, board angles, shapes, and multi-level options are among the design capabilities. Users can even generate a full report for each design, complete with a job materials list.
deckorators.com | (800) 556-8449
Double 07 Skimmer
Thursday Pools offers a revolutionary new Double-O7 system for cutting skimmers into fiberglass pools with a common, inexpensive hole-saw. A 6 7/8-inch circular hole cut ensures an easy installation.
The patented solution allows for the use of a rectangular weir in the skimmer assembly. The simple geometry of the hole allows even inexperienced installers to safely install the skimmer.
Additionally, builders and installers will appreciate how easily this skimmer allows for maximum skimmer height and position, and how the sleek design complements LED lights, returns, bubblers, and other round pool features. The Double-O Round Skimmer saves time and money while requiring less skill than traditional rectangular skimmer cutting.
thursdaypools.com | (877) 929-POOL
Edgemate Pool Chair
The pool edge is prime real estate; use the EdgeMate Pool Chair to monetize it while your guests relax comfortably in the water. EdgeMate In-Pool chairs, on the other hand, are a different story. Take advantage of the opportunity to expand seating capacity without expanding your hotel pool deck. EdgeMate Pool Chairs are lightweight, portable, and suitable for swimmers of all sizes. Custom cupholders are an easy way to boost food and beverage sales.
Not just poolside seating, but revenue-generating seating in the pool that improves the guest experience. They are lighter than the average purse, weighing only 4.4 pounds each (6 pounds). Furthermore, their foldable design allows you to carry the entire chair with one hand without having to clear a path, which is often the case with lounge chairs.
edgematepoolchair.com | (866) 569-0483
Hayward AquaRite S3 OMNI
Hayward Holdings, Inc. has introduced the AquaRite S3 Salt Chlorination System. While all AquaRite S3 models allow for simple user control of salt chlorination, a variable-speed pump, and a heater, the new AquaRite S3 Omni model goes a step further by integrating with Hayward’s Omni automation platform. Pool owners can use the OmniLogic mobile app, voice-enabled devices, or popular home automation systems to control the entire pool pad from anywhere.
According to the company, AquaRite S3 uses dissolved salt to produce a long-lasting supply of chlorine, resulting in softer, silkier water. With the ability to operate at low salt concentrations, AquaRite S3 provides many pool owners with the convenience of set-it-and-forget-it sanitization.
hayward-pool.com | (908) 355-7995
Hayward Tri-Star Performance XL Pump
The TriStar XL high performance pump was recently introduced by Hayward Holdings. The XL model is Hayward’s most powerful residential pump, with commercial-grade performance tailored to larger pools, feature-rich builds, and complex pool pad configurations.
According to the company, its impressive WEF efficiency rating score provides pool owners with significant savings on their annual energy bills. Among other things, the TriStar XL makes use of unions and an extra-large strainer basket to increase power and flow. Aside from its sheer size and power, the TriStar XL has a slew of versatile features that will benefit larger pool pads. The XL model features a completely enclosed fan-cooled motor, dual-voltage capability, and a chemical-resistant Viton seal — and it’s designed to work seamlessly with Hayward’s Omni automation platform.
hayward-pool.com | (908) 355-7995
Hydralux Aquamatic Cover System
HydraLux is Aquamatic Cover Systems’ most advanced pool cover system, designed and manufactured in-house. It’s a European slat-style cover with tried-and-true Aquamatic hydraulic technology.
Because the HydraLux can be cut to any converging shape, you are no longer limited in your pool design. While the cover is closed, water features such as laminares and spa overflows can operate.
The HydraLux is a one-of-a-kind automatic pool cover made of extruded rigid PVC slats.
The slat design eliminates the rope/track/leading edge bar interface found in traditional automatic pool covers, allowing automation to be provided on pools that could not previously accept an automatic pool cover. Furthermore, multiple covers can be deployed from a concealed recess in the pool floor to accommodate even the most complex pool shapes and designs.
aquamatic.com | (800) 262-4044
The Jandy® TruDose chemical controller will keep your pool water balanced even between service visits. TruDose uses advanced pH and ORP sensing technologies to constantly monitor levels as water flows through the pool’s plumbing, ensuring a clean, safe, and more comfortable swimming pool experience.
TruDose is simple to program and install, with a large LED readout that comes pre-mounted and plugs into a standard GFCI outlet.
TruDose includes an integrated flow switch to ensure that chemicals are only dosed when water is flowing through the system. TruDose stops dosing but continues to monitor pH and ORP levels once they reach their setpoints.
Between service visits, the water chemistry is kept balanced. TruDose detects pH and ORP readings as water flows through the pool’s plumbing and delivers a dose of acid to lower pH and activates the salt chlorinator to generate chlorine as needed to maintain consistent levels for perfectly balanced pool water.
There’s no need to change the chlorine output on your Jandy AquaPure® salt chlorinator because TruDose tells your chlorinator when it needs to produce chlorine and when there’s enough in the pool.
jandy.com | (800) 822-7933
Jandy / Fluidra – VersaTemp Heat/Chill Pump
The Jandy VersaTemp Heat / Chill pump with SoundShieldTM Technology ensures your pool or spa is always the perfect temperature, whether you like it hot or cold, and it operates much more quietly than traditional heat pumps (compared to previous Jandy models).
When the temperature of your pool needs to be raised, the VersaTemp can do so in a way that is both environmentally friendly and efficient.
Also, it can be used to remove heat from a pool on extremely hot days. In addition, it has two thermostats, so you can maintain the ideal temperature in both your pool and spa. The LCD control panel on the VersaTemp regulator makes it simple to adjust the temperature, and the iAquaLink® app can be used with any AquaLink pool automation system to make maintaining the pool’s temperature a breeze, no matter where you are.
Do you dislike loud noises? Heat your pool or spa while making much less noise. SoundShieldTM Technology is a specially designed acoustic blanket with a decibel dampening acoustic blanket to help muffle compressor reverberation
jandy.com | (800) 822-7933
Keystone Traverse – Nationwide Industries
Two new latch sizes are available in the Keystone Traverse product line. According to the company, both do not require drilling through the fence posts and are simple to install with four simple steps: determine right/left application, latch height, attach latch to post using flat head screws, and attach striker.
The Keystone Traverse 250 (KLTRV-250) fits a 2.5-inch fence or gate post and is ideal for ornamental fences.
The Keystone Traverse 400 (KLTRV-400) fits a 4-inch fence or gate post and is ideal for vinyl fences. The new fully adjustable Heavy-Duty CornerStone 2 Hinge (C2H350F-SD-BK) for wood and vinyl fences is part of the CornerStone product line.
nationwideindustries.com | (813) 988-2628
The HydroDome, an audio-based tool designed to isolate and detect leaks, is the newest addition to the LeakTronics Leak Detection Equipment group.
The LeakTronics HydroDome is intended to be attached to a standard pool pole in order to isolate a light, main drain, side suctions, return lines, and other components.
If a leak is present, the user will be able to hear the sound of water passing through the microphone chamber when holding the listening Dome against a light, indicating that there is a leak at the isolated area.
The HydroDome connects directly to the LT1000 Amplifier, making it an ideal complement to the Pro Complete Leak Detection Kit, the VILO Leak Detection Kit, the Pro Kit, or any of the kits that include the LT-1000 Amplifier.
leaktronics.com | 818-436-2953
Ledge Lounger Autograph Series
The Ledge Lounger Autograph collection, which debuted on March 16th, includes a large selection of new chaise lounges, chairs, headrest pillows, and side tables. The new designs are a refined reimagining of contemporary in-pool and outdoor living furniture.
The striking architectural silhouette of the Autograph chaise is the first design element you notice about this collection. This chair is ideal for tanning ledges with a depth of up to 12 inches of water. The improved raised ergonomics and increased lumbar support of the Autograph chaise allow you to relax comfortably in your outdoor environment.
The Autograph chaise loungers are designed to withstand the elements of any pool or outdoor area. This in-pool furniture is made of color-stabilized UV16 resin and can withstand up to 16,000 hours of direct sunlight without losing its luster.
The Autograph collection chairs look just as good in the water as they do on the pool deck. These versatile chairs look great in and out of the water and come in four different colors (white, sandstone, cloud, and granite grey). When combined with one of the new Autograph side tables, this set has everything you need for a resort-style experience right in your own backyard.
ledgelounger.com | 888-498-0280
Envision a glass-like silicate substance penetrating nearly every microcrack, capillary, and void in a plaster or exposed interior finish. This is what microglass brings to the table.
MicroGlass is specially formulated to fill in the tiny fissures and voids in pool plaster and aggregate finishes by turning the pliable calcium hydroxide inside them into a hard, glassy silicate substance. Plaster’s durability increases, making it less susceptible to flaking, etching, spalling, color fading, and nodules.
microglassllc.com | 941-208-0777
OnDeck Basecrete Decking System
OnDeck is the cementitious wearable membrane that achieves flexible and waterproof surfaces in swimming pool applications.
OnDeck is currently the only wearable surface waterproofing micro cement with an all-in-one system. Consequently, the OnDeck system has become a big hit in 2022 with pool contractors particularly in decking applications.
OnDeck, can be hand troweled, squeegeed, or shot on for a knock-down / cool deck finish. It is suitable for both vertical and horizontal surfaces. Based on the same cutting-edge technology as Basecrete; OnDeck is the versatile all-in’-one system for quick and easy installation of dynamic decking environments.
ondeckwaterproofing.com | (949) 899-3353
PAL Lighting Sonar Replacement LED Bulb
The PAL Sonar Replacement LED Bulb supports underwater wireless color control. This patent-protected product utilizes a low frequency wavelength, enabling the end user to control their pool light via a remote handset or app.
The 110v Standard Base Retrofit light bulb is compatible with many of the best pool light housings. This light can display everything from white to multicolor light shows.
Using patented sonar, the remote controls the bulb through the water. Installation is simple. OEM color cloning by Hayward, Jandy, and Pentair Automation Systems.
pallighting.com | 469-638-3514
Pentair’s BioShield Ultraviolet (UV) Commercial Systems are an economical option for aquatic facilities because they improve water and air quality, reduce chemical usage, and have received NSF certification.
Secondary disinfection from the BioShield UV system can help lower total chloramine levels, which in turn can boost indoor air quality in aquatic centers.
pentair.com | (800) 831-7133
The Pipepoxy Pipe Repair System is ideal for repairing pipes in swimming pools, spas, fountains, ponds, and other water features without the need for cutting or digging.
The three-part system utilizes a fast cure system that enables you to quickly re-coat the entire pipeline or to patch a small leak.
Saving both time and money, a skilled plumber can use Pipepoxy to repair a pipe in about an hour, with drying time of about four hours. One thing we love, the Pipepoxy Kit includes not only the tools necessary to repair the pipe without digging, but also access to online Pipepoxy Application Training.
pipepoxy.com | (818) 436-2953
Polaris Atlas XT
The Polaris ATLAS XT is a new suction-side cleaner from Fluidra. The ATLAS XT cleaner, is equipped with HALO technology for effective debris removal.
It can clean continuously without being interrupted by anything larger than a leaf, as the leaves are collected and sucked directly into the filtration system. This unit is built to last while consuming as little energy as possible.
The product’s powerful turbines allow for exceptional wall climbing on all pool surfaces, and its multidirectional navigation yields enhanced movement patterns that alternate direction. The ATLAS XT, with its innovative regulator valve that automatically controls excess water flow. When it comes to suction side cleaners, the Polaris ATLAS XT stands head and shoulders above many competitors.
fluidrausa.com | (800) 822-7933
Polaris Automation Control
The Polaris PAC Pool Automation Control is the first and only automation system made specifically for above ground pools, bringing a new level of convenience and fun to the pool ownership experience. As with the rest of Polaris’s above ground pool equipment, the pump and three ancillary items like a sanitizer system, lights, and a pool heater are designed for easy installation with a plug-and-play setup. In addition, iAquaLink can be used with the system for remote control at any time.
fluidrausa.com | (800) 822-7933
Polaris Vortrax Pool Cleaners
One of the strongest offerings in the commercial sector this year. Polaris is expanding beyond the home market with the release of its first commercial robotic cleaning products. Polaris’s VORTRAX 30iQ and VORTRAX 25iQ robotic pool cleaners are constructed to last through heavy use at hotels, motels, apartment complexes, and condos, among other light commercial settings. These commercial robotic cleaners are built to withstand heavy use in industrial settings, making them both highly effective and versatile.
fluidrausa.com | (800) 822-7933
Poly-Planar FS1 Floating Bluetooth Speaker
Introducing the FS1 Floating Bluetooth Speaker by Poly-Planar. Waterproof, loud 50 watt speaker, and holds a change for up to 6 hours at medium volume. The FS1 was a big hit at the International Pool Spa Patio Expo in Las Vegas. With a big easy-to-use control pad, it’s easy to adjust the volume and skip back and forth between tracks on your playlist. Sync up multiple FS1’s for immersive sound in your swimming pool. The durable design of the speaker makes it ideal to bring to the river or the beach.
polyplanar.com | 843-936-4080
Poolside Tech – The Attendant
Poolside Tech’s Attendant is a cloud-based automation system that actively monitors and maintains all equipment on the pad. It makes operational decisions, improves water quality, and sends real-time alerts when equipment fails.
The Attendant is a third-party platform agnostic automation system that is fully Big-3 compatible and designed to efficiently regulate your pool’s total energy consumption. The Attendant can control and monitor equipment from existing manufacturers such as pumps, heaters, and actuators, as well as lighting and salt cells.
The Attendant’s patented technology integrates with pool equipment already on the pad and provides alerts when filters are clogged, pipes are obstructed, pumps are broken, water levels are low, valves are broken, and salt cells aren’t working. When things malfunction system can dispatch a professional pool contractor automatically in to perform necessary repairs. The Attendant works with any pool equipment in any configuration. It’s one of the best-in-class pool products consumers and contractors alike are gravitating to in 2022.
poolside.tech | 267-810-0600
The new and improved ProZymes Pool from Pro Series is a concentrated, naturally based enzyme formula designed to help pool professionals quickly reduce the buildup of non-living organic contamination. According to the company, sunscreens, body oils, lotions, cosmetics, and other non-living contaminants contribute to problematic symptoms such as scum lines, short cycling filters, unpleasant odors, poor water clarity, and peak load cloudiness.
ProZymes Pool reduces non-living organic contamination in pool water to keep it clear. This product works with all sanitizing systems. There are 1-gallon and 5-gallon sizes available.
proseriespool.com | (800) 753-1233
Raypak Avia HD Pool Heater
With the help of Raypak’s new AVIA HD models, which use NiTek, the company’s exclusive, industry-first technology, you no longer have to choose between durability and efficiency. NiTek Heat Exchanger Technology is Raypak’s newest way to make sure that residential pool heating is powerful and as efficient as possible. With 900% more nickel than cupronickel in critical surfaces, NiTek makes an ideal surface to protect against scale formation and erosion without affecting AVIA’s 84% thermal efficiency.
raypak.com | (805) 278-5300
Regal Ideas Crystal Rail
The amazing clarity of Regal Ideas White “No-Iron” Tempered Glass panels make this product an obvious choice for homeowners who want a clear, unobstructed view.
The 10mm CrystalRail tempered glass panels are 98% free of iron, which makes them the clearest glass you’ve ever seen. Perhaps what is most exciting abought this product is the LED illumination bases that light up the panels in dramatic fashion to produce a sleek and contemporary look and feel.
The system includes mounting brackets for glass features and pre-installed LEDs to illuminate the glass panels at night. CrystalRail comes with a remote control. 10mm No-Iron Tempered Glass panels are stronger, safer, and clearer than anything you’ve ever seen. Up to 40 glass mounts can be run by each control pack (20 sections of glass). Meets the requirements of the U.S. and Canadian codes. The UL and CSA have approved the LED lighting in the CrystalRail It’s easy to set up because you don’t have to splice wires or hard wire it. Simply PLUG-AND-PLAY.
regalideas.com | 800-819-4344
Roll a Cover
Homeowners can extend the life of their swimming pool investment with a Roll-A-Cover retractable pool enclosure. The enclosure can be opened and closed manually or automatically. According to the company, retractable enclosures maximize natural ventilation when opened while utilizing the greenhouse effect when the enclosure must be closed. Retractable designs can transform a space into an all-season, all-weather destination, and are built to withstand snow and wind loads across the country.
rollacover.com | (203) 393-7292
Rico Rock – Waterfall Bench
For quick and simple installation in both new and existing pools, Rico Rock has introduced a new 4-foot quarry block-style waterfall bench. This waterfall kit, made of cast concrete, is made to order to fulfill the growing demand for modern waterfall installations in swimming pools. The 4-foot Quarry Block Bench can comfortably seat two small children or one large adult. The textured stone cap prevents sunbathers from sliding off the bench, and the 24-inch weir creates a beautiful waterfall effect. It has a cavity under the cap that can be lit up.
ricorock.com | (888) 717-3100
Splash Safety Lock
The Safety Spa Lock eliminates the need for cables, eyebolts, and safety straps, leaving the spa area clean and free of trip hazards. The hot tub is secured by a patented, keyed locking cam and steel cable, and the patented base plate is smooth and self-draining. This product is available for inground as well as portable spas.
SwamCam is an AI-powered pool alarm that uses motion sensors to detect and alert whenever a child approaches the pool area. When motion is detected, the system camera sends the data to the cloud, where AI analysis happens. The app receives a notification, and the wireless alarm and camera both sound off. The system’s many features include a sophisticated algorithm for detecting children, the ability to automatically re-arm in the event that you forget to do so, a keypad for arming and disarming the system, a piercing wireless siren to alert you of any potential danger, a simple and quick installation process, and much more.
theswamcam.com | (888) 679-2622
Taylor Xpress Flex
Taylor Technologies, Inc.’s Xpress Flex is the next generation of in-store water testing. Xpress Flex is a new in-store testing solution that combines speed, accuracy, and affordability into one testing platform. It is built with advanced lighting and imaging technology to provide consistent, accurate results. According to the company, Xpress Flex tests up to 11 parameters in less than one minute for less than a dollar per test. Now available and ready to ship.
taylorxpressflex.com | 1(800) TEST-KIT
The VacDaddy is a lightweight commercial vacuum with no batteries that requires no assembly or disassembly. Simply connect and use. This portable pool vacuum is compatible with any pole and vacuum head. The VacDaddy, which weighs only ten pounds, is designed to produce over 50 gpm of suction and has an easy-to-clean filter bag. Pools are cleaned in less time, saving both time and money.
thevacdaddy.com | (888) 536-8186
Waterco Multi Cyclone
Waterco’s MultiCyclone 16 is a first-stage filtration device that captures up to 80% of the incoming dirt load prior to the main filter, reducing filter maintenance and saving backwash water while also improving water circulation. Installing a MultiCyclone before your filter can reduce backwash frequency, saving up to 1,800 gallons of water per year for an average residential sized swimming pool.
waterco.com | 706-793-7291
The mission of WAVE Drowning Detection Systems is to stop people from drowning. The company is changing the way lifeguards do their jobs by giving them tools that make their roles much more engaging and make sure they step in long before someone drowns.
The WAVE Drowning Detection System works in all kinds of water, like indoor or outdoor pools, waterparks, lakes, bays, rivers, and more. The company says that it is not affected by the color of the water, its temperature, bubbles, currents, chemicals, minerals, plants, or marine life. This product can tell when a swimmer might be in danger and sends an alert to aquatics teams right away so they can help if they need to. All of the parts are made to work well in all kinds of weather for years, and the system can be moved, set up permanently, or used only during certain times of the year. Designed to be used in small to medium facilities.
wavedds.com | (203) 429-4636
Water Guru – Treat
TREAT, an Al-powered solution to simplify pool care, has been introduced by WaterGuru. TREAT, which is compatible with all chlorine types and salt water pools, works to measure and track real-time pool chemistry, dispense chemicals as needed, and continuously balance pH and chlorine — all with minimal effort from the pool owner, according to the company.
For $795, this pool system dispenses the smallest amount of chemicals required, allowing owners to enjoy water that is gentle on the eyes, skin, and hair — and better for the environment.
waterguru.com | (844) 989-4878
Water Tech Volt 550 Li
Water Tech is pleased to announce the availability of the Volt 550Li, a cordless, rechargeable, residential pool robot loaded with cutting-edge features. The Volt 550Li robot offers two modes for maintaining a cleaning cycle of up to four hours or every day for up to thirty minutes. Daily and weekly cleaning cycles that can be scheduled. High-capacity filter bags capture large and small debris, including sand, silk, and dirt, to keep pools as clean as possible. Filters 7,200 gallons of water per hour. Includes a lithium-ion rechargeable battery and a limited three-year warranty.
watertechcorp.com | (800) 298-8800
X Brace – Fox Pools
Fox Pools now provides pool builders with the patented X-Brace Technology, which provides complete support for the pool walls and pool deck regardless of internal or external pressures. The X-Brace structure is attached to the Fox pool panels with corrosion-resistant, heavy-duty bolts. The X-Brace employs a simple system of steel rods and “S” hooks to anchor the X-Brace and wall panel to the ground, allowing the pool to be backfilled with or without water.
foxpool.com | 800-723-1011
Ideal for pool industry professionals in the construction trade, the ZipLevel Pro-2000 is a professional altimeter that makes leveling the pool area easier than ever before.
Replaces rotary lasers for faster, easier, and more accurate measurements. Can be used by one person and can be set up or taken down in seconds.
Level and elevation data can be read digitally for up to a year on a single 9V battery, bypassing the need for calculations, line-of-sight, distance error, or factory calibration. With the help of the in-built carry function, you can perform infinite differential leveling in a radius of up to 150 feet and within a vertical range of up to 40 feet (4 feet in HP).
ziplevel.com | 760-480-4740
Which New Products Are You Excited About?
When it comes to choosing the best pool equipment, products, and accessories we strive to bring you the very best; however, there are always new products hitting the market. Attending trade shows is a great way to learn about the latest and most innovative pool products. So far at this year’s International Pool Spa Patio Expo, quite a few of the products mentioned in this article made “Best New Product” or “Best-In-Show”.
- Best New Product – Equipment Pad: Raypak – NiTek
- Best New Product – Service Industry: Clearwater Systems pH50
- Best New Product – Pool Construction: CamerEye
- Best in Show – Equipment Pad: Poolside Tech – The Attendant
- Best in Show – Outdoor Living: Regal Ideas CrystalRail
- Best in Show – Pool Construction: ZipLevel Pro-2000
- Best in Show – Spa Related: CCW25 AOP
Know of a new pool product that just came out? Let us know in the comments. Have a new product of your own that you think the pool industry ought to know more about? Email us the information or press release about your pool product.
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